Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Summer #4 Mothers/fathers day, friends, and randomness

We surprised Amy and took her to Park City for her birthday. We went to the Baja Cantina. Jessica met us there! We had a great time. We also went down the coaster at the Park City Mountain Resort. She HATES being sung to so naturally I had to have them sing! She was a bit mortified!

Landon colored this in nursery for Jeff's first Father's Day present. As you can tell, Landon was so proud of his work!

I got this for Mother's Day! I love little hand prints! How cute! He sure is a good boy!

We went to Park City for a weekend for Jeff's family reunion. The dresser almost fell on Landon,but he's o.k. This is how I found Jeff and Landon one morning! I think we have another gadget guy in the family!

Summer #3 Idaho/Washington

In May we rented a car with some friends,and headed up to Couer d'Alene, Idaho for a weekend of fun! On Sunday, we drove to Spokane to see the play Wicked. I was so excited to see it. I've been wanting to see it for a long time. My dream finally came true! It was just as good as I thought it would be!

This is us at the play! You can't tell, but the stage is just behind us. Disregard all the red eyes in this shot.

Before the play we went to dinner and then took a tra ride over the spokane fall. The water was really high, and the river was raging. I've been there a few times, but have never seen it this high or fast.

This doesn't do it justice, but you can tell that the river is going crazy! Our little tram thingy got drenched around this point. It was pretty though!

We also hit an amuzement park called Silverwood. This is after the river raft ride. We had a total of 6 adults and 2 teenagers in our raft and boy did we get soaked! We had almost a foot of water in the bottom of the raft at one point, and the other family was using flip flops to get it out. It made it so ever drop and rapid we approached just soaked us. It was fun, and wet, and after a while it was cold. We rode the roller coaster called tremors at the end of the day, and it was awesome. The picture is classic, but after that I was freezing! It was a great day.

Peek-a-boo! This was taken while Jeff and I were on a coaster. I like it!

The first day in Couer d'Alene we went to lake Couer d'Alene and took a short hike called Tubb's Hill. It was a great day, and the view was gorgeous. I look a little weird in this pic, but I was tired and not feeling too well. Later that day we took a cruise on the lake and got some sun. The lake is pretty, but I was itching to go on a ski boat!

This is the resort on the lake. Our friend Jared used to work here! Hoe pretty! We tried to go to one of their restaurants for dessert, but they were closed by the time we got there. Bummer! I was excited for it!

Summer #2 Camping and lots of pictures

We started an annual trip with Curt and Kristie this year. It was the weekend before Father's Day. We went out to the North West of the Great Salt Lake ( or the middle of nowhere). It was my first time using nature as a restroom and first time encountering biting tiny flies. It was a good trip despite these awkward times.
We found a cave and of course the boys had to climb to the top. This is Jeff peeking through a hole.

This is a Sego Lily. I've never seen a real one until this trip. They're really quite beautiful.

This was Landon's first 4-wheeler ride. He thought it was great riding with uncle Nick ( landon calls him nock!)

There was a lot of this happening........

And we saw a couple of these. Jeff was not happy. Neither was Curt. They hate snakes!

Braden spent a lot of time on this that first day! What a cool dude!

We took a 5 hour truck ride and this is Landon during the beginning part. On the way home he was using his blanket as a tent and sleep underneath it. He was a trooper!

Jeff is a great lizard/horned toad catcher! Here's his latest find!

We found a cave (the same one as the first picture) and we had to ride 4-wheelers to get to the base of it. Tyler went down and picked up Landon and Curt. Landon thought it was awesome! Ilike this picture! The 3 brothers on top of the cave. Nick and Jeff were being silly the whole trip. This about sums up their relationship!

Grandpa and Landon exploring the cave.

We found this black widow just outside of the cave. That was a huge egg sac on top. I didn't stick around for a good look.... I headed down the trail with the baby!

Summer #1 and out of order

We got to go to Lava Hot Springs this past weekend with Jeff's extended family. We had a good time even if we didn't make it to the swimming pool or hot springs. We rode the river twice. It was fun and refreshing.

Here's the whole gang......well almost! Jackson is next to Braden on the far left. He just got cut out. The other shot has Jeff hiding behing Landon so I chose this one.

Grandma Kristie watched Landon while we rode the river both times. He was pooped! He finally caved and fell asleep!

You can see our raft coming down in the background. You can't see my fat rolls as much from a distance ;) We had a great time with Nick and Kaylyn on our raft.